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Driftwood Restaurant

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4329 Island Hwy S, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1B7, Canada
+1 250-923-5505
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been eating here for many many years. Pros: 1.The seafood in the buffet is excellent, especially the spicy deep fried squid. 2. They had special New Years buffet items on Chinese New year 2016 that were awesome. (hoping they do that again) 3. The wait staff are good, they keep the used plates cleared and the drinks full. 4.... More 

Thank Owen C
Zeballos, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was recommended this place by a friend, they did warn me it can be busy. Therefore I called and asked if it was busy- they said no. I arrived at the driftwood 10 minuets later and their was a 45 min wait. Overall, it was a good dining experience I just want to go back at slower time, the... More 

Thank Rikki N
Campbell River, Canada
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We came here a few times with friends who like this place. It's always the same -- deep-fried everything, with the obligatory sweet orange-coloured sauce and not a vegetable in sight. Great if that's what you're after, but not if you want some really good Chinese.

1 Thank JoanieShark
Kentville, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

As I was getting takeout I didn't get into the restaurant but was impressed on the cleanliness and nice decor. The woman waiting on me was very obliging and friendly. the food was delicious and will visit the restaurant when in the area next time.

Thank moirajean
Campbell River, Canada
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had been going to Bamboo Gardens in Courtenay until it changed hands & the food became inedible. Thought we would try the Driftwood again & were pleasantly surprised. The food was all very tasty and the lunch buffet was constantly being refilled. We have been twice in the last month and will be going regularly again. The only problem... More 

Thank Dawn H
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

this is the best buffet I have eaten in a long time.my first was in Lima Peru,but here right on the old Island Highway in the middle of almost nowhere,I had gone in with family and had a great dinner stuffed so much I could not eat for a day.not one thing on my plate had gone to waste,great service,cleaning... More 

Thank 07t0urs2011
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Although a little weathered from the outside the restaurant is surprisingly clean and comfortable on the inside. The weekend buffets are great and the series of Chinese New Year buffets are fabulous --- both in choice and price. Although preferences in Chinese food is highly individualized, thr daily selection and quality are always above average. In addition, service, although sometimes... More 

Thank Louis P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Nice smorg selection, very fresh, lots of seafood. This place is very busy, so I'm not the only one that think the food is good!

Thank RubyK1
Campbell River, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We read this restaurant was the best Chinese food in the area. It was busy for a Monday evening, most folks having the buffet. Our party had the dinner for three. Service was good, food hot, but it was pretty average Chinese food. Pretty high in salt too.

Thank rwberg
Black Creek, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the place to eat!! The food is more then excellent. There is the most awesome selection of a buffet and the service is more then you would expect. It is THE PLACE TO EAT!!

Thank pandorf1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4329 Island Hwy S, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
  • Phone Number: +1 250-923-5505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?